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Jan. 17, 2016 – The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
In our Serenity Prayer, we accept with patience the things we cannot change in full knowledge that all emanates from God and is, therefore, Good, whether we recognize it as such or not. The courage to change the things we can, knowing full well that we are the instrumentalities through which God works. The knowledge to differentiate between the two is that to which we all aspire.

No longer can THINGS drive us to drink, for THINGS are something outside our being and can only enter our hearts and minds if we admit them. Our experience has taught us that our greatest misfortunes were frequently our ultimate good – even our years of drunken torture were a blessing in disguise, for only by this means would we have found our bigger and better way of life.

Hazelden Foundation

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